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Choosing the best phrase FROM A GIVEN SELECTION for a particular context or meaning.

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A frequently used idiom is: "I don't want/like to blow my own trumpet but ..." Example: I don't like to blow my own trumpet but I think you will find I'm rather good at answering these questions. H …
answered Oct 12 '15 by chasly from UK
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Well you, yourself suggest, 'Modesty aside'. It is quite commonly used. Google ngram: modesty aside Example Of course, all modesty aside, I'm the better swordsman. The Phantom's Opera By Sadie Mont …
answered Oct 12 '15 by chasly from UK
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"nice to meet you all" means that you have met the group. "nice to meet all of you" means that you have met each person individually. In the second case, depending on tone of voice, there may be a n …
answered Jul 6 '15 by chasly from UK
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The expression 'the difference of them' is very odd in English and should be replaced by 'their difference'. However neither of the above expresses your meaning because 'them' and 'their' refer to 's …
answered Jul 5 '15 by chasly from UK
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Yes there is. The sensors' outputs are filtered probably means that the output of each sensor is individually filtered. The sensor outputs are filtered can be taken to mean that the outputs are comb …
answered Jul 19 '15 by chasly from UK
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This probably comes under the category of pragmatic linguistics. It is certainly very important in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). People perceive the world via different modalities (vision, soun …
answered Nov 2 '15 by chasly from UK
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"[I wish you] safe travel." uses the uncountable form of the noun. It refers to an amalgamation of all of the travels one might undertake in the specific time period. "[I wish you] safe travels." us …
answered Jul 16 '15 by chasly from UK
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Can you say "I saw the look of confusion on Max." or do you have to say "I saw the look of confusion on Max's face."? You must say, "I saw the look of confusion on Max's face." You could also sa …
answered Oct 27 '15 by chasly from UK